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Stray Recordings

Ade Bordicott

Stray Recordings is a DIY label / netlabel, bringing you MP3 releases and the occasional handmade physical release, for your tactile pleasure.

Originally set up to bring to light the unsung, unheard work of artists from the Black Country (West Midlands, UK), SR remains loyal to those artists whilst opening the scope of interest to anyone who has something to say.

Most of our catalogue is freely available as MP3s, or you can buy high quality audio via BandCamp and physical releases from www.strayrecordings.co.uk

Artists retain all copyrights and ownership of their material; we are civilised after all. This is no business - we are artists and musicians ourselves. We love music.


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by Ars Sonor
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STRAY055 Cause and Effect A first for SR, an Ars Sonor solo release! Hot on the heels of the dronescaped epics of Forward Thinking, Cause and Effect has the artist changing styles again, to bring us solid, danceable Electronica. IDM, if you must. These consummate sonic landscapes move and expand, making space for at times mountainous beats. Atmospheres shift, showing dark, and also much light. Beautiful production throughout shows these epics off in the style they deserve. Loudness or...
Topic: Ars Sonor
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by Ars Sonor
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This collection brings together the collaborative works of programmer/producer/wunderkind Ars Sonor and processed guitar soundscaper and experimenter, Mutate. Previously scattered over albums and compilations, we finally celebrate the fruits of this collaboration in a single, solid release. The result is a journey between landscapes of ever malleable sound. Drifting from cavernous soundscapes to minimalist beats / atmospheres, at times the guitar 'scapes, synths and sounds all bleed into each...
Topic: Ars Sonor, Mutate, Laetitia Schteinberg, Ade Bordicott
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by Alex Charles
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Alex brings together a colection of previously unreleased, 'homeless' tracks to form the 'Homeless Recordings' ep, his latest release on Stray. Very much an organic affair, the ep continues Alex's current interest in building soundfields from acoustic objects/recordings, using looping and overdubbing, etc. There are some big sounds made by little things here. Includes a bonus live set from a recent London show. Get in.
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by Thee Moths
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Thee Moths is the name visual and sound artist Alex Botten performs under. Alex is no stranger to us, being a member of Señor Citizen, but this is his first release as Thee Moths with us.
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by Parasite Unit
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Latest release from Jamie Wyld's project, Parasite Unit. 'Sex Life Work Death' examines modern Western culture with Jamie's trademark acerbic wit. Four tracks of audio perversity, violence, rage and beauty. File under uneasy listening.
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by Stray Recordings
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Jasmina Olsson / Various Artists Jasmina's Song STRAY053 2015 Jasmina's Song brings together seven experimental artists to rework an improvised electric piano piece by Jasmina Olsson. Each of the artists bring their own strengths to their re-workings, touching on an array of different styles and genres, from drone pieces to sound collage. All tracks released under Creative Commons license, except the following: Track 1, Jasmina's Song is copyright Jasmina Olsson Track 2, Jasmina's Song (Short...
Topics: Jasmina Olsson, Helena Olsson, Mutate, A Bordicott, Elizabeth Veldon, Ars Sonor, H-LR, Andrew W...
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by Hyaena Fierling Reich
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Latest release on SR from Hyaena Fierling Reich. Showcasing stunning soundscapes, spoken word and gritty noise experiments, this album is a pleasure to behold.
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by Hyaena Fierling Reich
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With this release, HFR sets aside her soundscape vistas, but avoids overcompensation toward the brutal by careful construction of pieces in a 'stream of consciousness' form. Yes, there are elements of the soundscape/brutal here, but everything is placed carefully, as if hung on layers of gossamer to build each scene. Throwing in the occasional spoken word piece (they take you by surprise) and even a sampled antifa song from WWII, this album is all over the place and yet remains thematic in...
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by MUTATE
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STRAY056 Interstitial II Mutate (Bordicott) continues the Interstitial series of releases with a live recording and rehearsal from 2013. The set was performed for Max (Pram) Simpson's Interzone night, and the preceding rehearsal is included as an example of how improvised music is constantly changing. Live, Bordicott works to a general conceptual framework, but follows no strict timeline or rules. The live set was initially meant for Andy (Cities Prepare For Attack!) Cooke's Freak Revival...
Topic: MUTATE
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by Compsey Tribunal
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Compsey Tribunal's first single, originally released as TAR023 in 2001. TAR eventually became SR. Apart from being Compsey's debut release, the single is also notable for the inclusion of Compsey's sole track with vocals, 'Impressing Jodie Foster'. It was the first release on the Stray Recordings label.
Topic: Compsey Tribunal, Stray Recordings
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by MUTATE
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Debut release from Ade Bordicott's solo project, MUTATE. This EP drifts from sunny electronica to claustrophobic noise pieces, gradually piling on the intensity and paranoia.
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by Bloodbath Picnic Heroine
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Awesome Hardcore/Metal/Alternative outfit from the Black Country - we loved this band. So will you!
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by Hyaena Fierling Reich
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Hyaena Fierling Reich is an Avant Garde/Noise artist hailing from Portugal. With a background in film production and musicology, she is constantly pushing the envelope; trying to push things forward. With Keraunometra, she covers much ground, from avant noise to spoken word poetry, to immense, panoramic soundscapes, all the while showcasing her signature sound.
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by Various Artists
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Our very first label sampler. Finally. 01. Stray Dog City - Good Dog Bad Dog (unreleased rehearsal) 02. Halon 1301 - The Quinton Expressway 03. Hyaena Fierling Reich - Red Kvyn 04. Colossus Institute - Hate The Past 05. MUTATE - B-stream 06. Compsey Tribunal - Would You Like To Sleep With Me? 07. Thee Moths - Nubstep 08. Nation of Soul - Track 4 09. Bloodbath Picnic Heroine - Gerald
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by MUTATE (Ade Bordicott)
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Third SR release from MUTATE (Ade Bordicott), this EP drifts from feedback-laden dub to sublime soundscapes, via noise experiments and dark collage.
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by Nation Of Soul
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Nation of Soul was a band Mark C sang and played guitar for, whilst in Compsey Tribunal. Little else is known about the band, as no one can remember - even the song titles are lost forever. We saw them live once, at the Flapper and Firkin, Birmingham. It was a good night. Forgetfulness aside, we felt it important that this album be heard, and so here it is, in all its' glory. Recorded in 2003, this is a great album, and the fact that Mark took some of the ideas here with him to PRODUCT is...
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by Compsey Tribunal
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Finally, Compsey Tribunal's debut album is remastered and available for your listening pleasure. Recorded back in 2002, this statement of intent showcases the band's ability to shift through genres, from alternative rock to bass-led grooves; from mutated reggae to achingly melodic atmospherics. Employing Motown-like production values, Compsey had a distinctive, almost lo-fi sound, without ever resorting to primitivism.
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by Cascade of Darkness
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Thrash behemoths from the Black Country.A real progression from their first release. With the band now folded, we can only wonder at how far they could have gone.
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We always loved this band - this is their one and only release. Lovingly remastered, this album sparkles from start to finish. One of our faves!
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by Visible Universe
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Debut release from Visible Universe is a new project of Alex Charles and Ade Bordicott, melding vocal and processed guitar drones to build lush, panoramic soundscapes. In at the deep end, performances are completely improvised and recorded in one take. This release is taken from their very first VU session.
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by MUTATE (Ade Bordicott)
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Second release from MUTATE. This is a one-take improvised guitar drone, which shifts around so as to be constantly developing, whilst always maintaining its 'form'. Roiling and intense, it begs to be played very loudly. Close your eyes and this thing steals time.
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by Cascade of Darkness
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A slab of disgust aimed firmly at the world we live in, Cascade's debut release should make you blister in most places. Seriously. They have blowtorches and want to use them.
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by And Fate Was Foolish
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Debut release from And Fate Was Foolish. And Fate Was Foolish is the alternative/punk/metal project of Black Country artists Mo (Bloodbath Picnic Heroine, Cascade of Darkness), Ade Bordicott (MUTATE, Compsey Tribunal, Odeama, Stray Dog City) and Dan Stinton (Cascade of Darkness).
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by Colossus Institute
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As far as we are aware, this is the only recording this Stourbridge indie rock trio released and even then, only to friends and family. Recorded in 1998, this EP is brimming with quality tunes, energy and intelligence. The band folded when the drummer went to university and eventually the guitarist/singer, Mark C, joined Compsey Tribunal. We know nothing of the fate of the other band members.
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by Andrew W Backhouse
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Andrew W Backhouse Nocturnal Horizon STRAY052 A stunning piece of work from Andrew W Backhouse, Nocturnal Horizon is a 45 minute long-form drone piece that captures the sonic journey from twilight to dawn.
Topics: Andrew, Andy, Backhouse, Nocturnal Horizon, drone, dronescape, field recordings, long-form, long...
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by PRODUCT
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PRODUCT forgot to give this out at gigs, or leave it in Charity shops. Lifted from a rehearsal tape, it was deemed good enough to get the tunes heard, before a 'proper' recording was produced. As it happens, that recording didn't materialise, so this is it. They infiltrated Public Toilets and Public Libraries with it, spreading it like a rash.
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by Visible Universe
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Second release from Visible Universe, this is their live debut at Cafe Ort. As ever, a completely improvised set, showing their ability to create sonic vistas at will. This session is heavy.
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by Compsey Tribunal
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Taken from a very early CT session, 'Drill and Preparation' includes material never before heard outside of our archive. An early version of 'Would you like to sleep with me' is here, along with unique improvisations such as 'Tallulah Gristle No New Taxes'. The raw, early CT sound.
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by Señor Citizen
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